Every year when April rolls around I get this same question, shockingly, from my fellow post-grads who you would think would know better by now. But since they don’t, the answer is no… I am not going home for Easter… because I am a post-grad with a real job that doesn’t just hand out holidays the way colleges do. I mean, the chances of me going home solely for Easter are about as good as the Easter bunny actually existing…
I am, somewhat unfortunately, no longer in college where Good Friday and the day after Easter Sunday are given as free days off of class. Not to mention I live in Chicago– as you all know – so why on earth would I travel all the way home to Texas just for Easter? This makes no sense to me and yet I’m still on the receiving end of this question multiple times every April since graduating.
Beyond the mere fact that going home for Easter is totally a “college thing” to do… I just can’t imagine spending $300+ on a plane ticket for a two-hour church service when I can use my unlimited CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) card for a free roundtrip bus ride to church right here in Chicago. That’s right… THERE ARE CHURCHES IN CHICAGO! I mean, that’s clearly news to those asking if I’m planning on traveling all the way toTexas for Easter.
While I won’t be traveling to Texas this weekend I will be partaking in some Easter festivities in the Windy City including, but not limited to, the 11 a.m. church service to be immediately followed by rooftop tickets to the Cubs game at 1:05 p.m. I must say… that sounds a lot more appealing than rushing from church to catch a plane back to Chicago after a church service in Texas… don’t you think?